Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) reportedly requested during Thursday’s House debate on the Equality Act that a statement from the Log Cabin Republicans be entered into the record.
The Log Cabin Republicans describes itself as “the nation’s largest Republican organization dedicated to representing LGBT conservatives and allies” and purports to “support equality under the law for all.”
In its statement on the Equality Act, which seeks to bar discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, the conservative group quoted John Paul Moran, who recently wrote in The Federalist: “Gay, lesbian, and bisexual members of society would effectively become an ‘extinct species’ under this bill.”
The statement continues quoting Moran:
“That’s because it would enshrine the gender identity agenda that is counter to gay rights. For decades, we gays preached to the world that we were ‘born this way,’ and that being gay, lesbian, or bisexual ‘is not a choice,’” Moran writes.
“We did not challenge nature or the science of our biology, nor millennia of human history’s distinctions and separations of the two sexes. Now, that’s turned on its head. For the gender-identity and trans-obsessed crowd, how you were born can now be ‘changed,’ and everything regarding sex and gender is simply a ‘choice.’
“If being gay means being a man who has same-sex attraction to another man, the Equality Act would make this definition completely defunct. What is now a ‘man’? Whoever claims to be,” he says.
The Washington Post reported Thursday that the Equality Act passed in the House in a 224-to-206 vote, with just three Republicans joining all Democrats to vote yes.
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